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Drug dealer who supplied cocaine and ketamine to Geordie Shore star, 27, before she fell to her death from his flat party has his sentence reviewed

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A drug dealer whose cocaine and ketamine were found in the blood of a Geordie Shore star who died after falling from a window in his flat, will have his suspended jail sentence reviewed for being too lenient. Aimee Spencer, 27, who had appeared in the Newcastle-based reality show, died of her injuries in June 2016 a week after partying with Daniel Lewis and his girlfriend Helen Dawson. She fell…

Teenager ‘shot dead white van man, 34, outside Essex BP garage after he said he looked like the Milky Bar Kid and his female friend had a “nice bum”

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A white van man was shot dead by a teenager who ‘looks like the Milky Bar Kid’ after he said his female friend ‘had a nice bum’, a court heard. Bradley Blundell, 18, allegedly blasted 34-year-old electrician John Pordage in the chest outside a BP garage on in Chelmsford, Essex, on August 5 last year. Blundell, and a friend who cannot be named for legal reasons, were with Ella Colgate,…

Woman’s lips looked like ‘raw meat’ after ‘baby oil injected instead of filler’

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A woman claims her lips looked like ‘raw meat’ after baby oil was allegedly injected into them instead of filler. Kerry Miles, 35, says her lips doubled in size after the alleged botched job. She says just an hour after the half-an-hour procedure, her lips were burning and blistered. Kerry later decided to have the lip filler drained and claims a doctor told her the filler appeared to have been…

Number of guests hosted in Latvian tourist accommodation establishments up 6.5%

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

1.03 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in Q3 2018, which is 6.5 % more than in Q3 2017. Compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 5.3 %, reaching 1.95 million. The average length of stay comprised 2 nights, according to the latest data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Over Q3 2018, 706.4 thousand foreign…

NCP’s proposed pension and benefit changes will cost state budget several hundred million euros

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Conservative Party’s proposals on changes for pensions and benefits will cost the next Latvian government several hundred million euros, according to estimates from ministries. NCP detailed commitment to increase non-taxable minimum for pensions to EUR 500 in the next two years and establish the minimal pension in the country at EUR 200. LETA has received ministries’ estimates on the cost of multiple proposals included in NCP’s offered plan. If…

Hospital: 1st type sugar diabetes is diagnosed too late for children in Latvia

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Too often is 1st type sugar diabetes is diagnosed in late stages for children in Latvia. This is because parents and society in general are not well-informed of this disease, as confirmed by endocrinologists of Children’s Clinical University Hospital. 88.4% of children diagnosed with diabetes are hospitalized in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis, doctors say. «Every year 75-85 children in Latvia are diagnosed with sugar diabetes. If symptoms were identified sooner,…

Prime Minister in Germany presenting digital Estonia

Monday, November 12, 2018

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) is in Germany, where he has already presented an overview of the business landscape and prognosis to a group of German entrepreneurs considering, or already, investing in Estonia. Speaking at Monday’s summit, Mr Ratas stressed Germany’s industrial strength and orientation towards innovation, encouraging the audience to adopt yet further technological and innovation-intensive business models. “Estonia is the best place for testing, developing, and introducing new…

Fake news on ‘NATO plans to attack Belarus’ planted on Lithuanian news website

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A fake news story alleging that NATO is planning to attack Belarus was planted on Kas Vyksta Kaune (What’s on in Kaunas) during a cyber-attack in late October, the news website said on Thursday. “We urgently took steps to locate the story and remove it from the portal,” Brigita Sabaliauskaitė, the website’s editor, said in a press release. “We also launched an internal investigation to find out how this story…

British court jails gang for trafficking vulnerable people from Latvia

Friday, November 9, 2018

Members of a gang in the United Kingdom that trafficked vulnerable people from Latvia have been handed sentences ranging from six years to one, BBC reported on Wednesday. Over five years, 28 victims were trafficked by the group from Latvia. Nottingham Crown Court heard the gang was headed by Ainars Pelcis, 54, described as the “gypsy baron” because of his power and wealth. Judge James Sampson said the gang had…

Lithuania: Karbauskis’ firm buys fertilizers from Russian under intl sanctions

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Agrokoncernas, a company owned by Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), imports fertilizers from Minudobreniya, a Russian company whose majority shareholder is under international sanctions, according to the Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) information LETA/BNS reported on Thursday. According to the public broadcaster, Agrokoncernas imports fertilizers not only from the Russian fertilizer producers Phos Agro and Acron, but also from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…